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    Ram air box...what's needed??

    OK guys, I just bought a ram air box asm (upper and lower) from a yard and was curious what else I need to make my car a functional Ram air car. I have a trufiber hood also. Will I need to buy ram air kit for my hood now??? I have no idea what a stock ram air hood looks like on the inside. Pics would be great.


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    So it's just open??? There's no gasket that seals to the air box or anything???


    If so, I shouldn't have to do anything but add the air box, correct???


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    I ended up going to Autozone and grabbing some 1" window stripping and putting it around the edge and sealing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    I ended up going to Autozone and grabbing some 1" window stripping and putting it around the edge and sealing it.
    Did they do anything from the factory or did you do that just for more condensed air flow???


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    There really isnt much of a difference, just the RA box has a slightly bigger opening and is angled up higher, its the same air lid--witch is junk go with a SLP air lid, youll get more out of the lid than the box. I opened my air box (bottom) up with my dremil, I thought I felt some difference but it might have been mental.

    With the hood its just 2 open ports I think. All ram air really is, is just a direct cold air intake, The normal TA and Formula work on the same basis just draws air from under the front clip and not as much from the hood. Really there is no power differnce between the RA trans am and the regular TA, all it is is looks.

    And no there is no gasket..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piranhaz View Post
    Did they do anything from the factory or did you do that just for more condensed air flow???


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    The picture I posted is from the factory, I did the weatherstripping so no air would leak while traveling from the hood to the airbox.

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    Excellent info. This will save me a few bucks 'cause I thought about buying that kit.

    I'll keep my eyes peeled for an SLP lid.


    Thanks all


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    Quote Originally Posted by Piranhaz View Post
    Excellent info. This will save me a few bucks 'cause I thought about buying that kit.

    I'll keep my eyes peeled for an SLP lid.


    Thanks all


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    bah...don't get the SLP lid...it rubs on the hood...Whisper Lid or MTI Lids are better fitting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    bah...don't get the SLP lid...it rubs on the hood...Whisper Lid or MTI Lids are better fitting.
    Where's the cheapest place to get one???


    BTW, you have one bad a$$ car there!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    bah...don't get the SLP lid...it rubs on the hood...Whisper Lid or MTI Lids are better fitting.
    I dont have a stock hood so I didnt know that.

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    SLP lid hasn't rubbed on either of my hoods. I know I would've noticed since it's painted and clearcoated. Maybe you got one with a little deformity.

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    the raim air box won't fit with a trans am hood... my slp lid rubs my hood a very little bit... the trans am box is a half inch taller...

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    is the trufiber hood you got a replica of the ram air hood???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
    is the trufiber hood you got a replica of the ram air hood???
    You are correct!

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    slp sucks they leak and to tight around the maf.... any thing u make with the ram air is lost b/c of the leaky box un less u get 1/2" window striping and put it all the way around the box

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbirdbrain89 View Post
    slp sucks they leak and to tight around the maf.... any thing u make with the ram air is lost b/c of the leaky box un less u get 1/2" window striping and put it all the way around the box
    mine don't leak... and i like that it is tight on the maf...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piranhaz View Post
    Where's the cheapest place to get one???

    BTW, you have one bad a$$ car there!!!!!!

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    I don't remember where I got mine...I'll look it up when I get home from work.

    and thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckie669 View Post
    SLP lid hasn't rubbed on either of my hoods. I know I would've noticed since it's painted and clearcoated. Maybe you got one with a little deformity.
    When I was at the LS1.com Picnic, ALL of the SLP lids had hood rub marks and there were at least 3 there (Spaz included )

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    Nope, but the volant is thw way Im going after my car is painted.

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